New Delhi, Aug 17: Pakistan's Minister for Law and Information Syed Ali Zafar extended Pakistan's condolence on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Zafar said he came to India to share the grief with the people of India. "I have come here as a representative of people of Pakistan to share your grief. Vajpayee Sahab was a man of peace and gave visionary leadership to India," he was quoted as saying by ANI.
He further added, "People who value peace in Pakistan admire him. We hope that as in grief we will share your happy moments too in the future. The issues which we have between our countries which includes the issue of Jammu and Kashmir will be resolved through dialogue and peacefully."
Zafar also held talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The details of the meeting are not available. The meeting comes on the day when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former cricketer Imran Khan has been voted as Pakistan's Prime Minister by the National Assembly.
Apart from Pakistan, dignitaries from other neighbouring countries too came to pay their tributes to Vajpayee. The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Bangladesh's foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Sri Lanka's acting foreign minister Lakshman Kiriella, Nepal's foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai were also in attendance.